I am usually simply a statistic.
January 1st (or early on in January) I make a list of resolutions.
The thing about resolutions is that they are usually accompanied by the feeling of having to change right away, and stick to that change clear until December 31st.
A little unreasonable. That's why people say that New Year's Resolutions are made to be broken.
This year I decided to do something different.
Goals are typically accompanied by a feeling of advancement, achievement, taking small steps to get there until December 31st.
One of the first things on my list was getting my home reorganized. It seemed as if nothing had a real home, and there were just piles of things everywhere.
After Christmas, Robi went to spend some time with my in-laws, which gave me a golden opportunity to organize our home.
That fresh feeling of everything having a place, and seeing spaces cleared off and pretty again gave me the fuel to organize more goals for myself.
Some of those goals include:
Less TV and more creative free play (markers, crayons, play dough, _____(insert anything creative here)
Lately the TV has been on more than it should. That will be remedied immediately
Less Computer and more family time. One of the things I managed to do while cleaning was find an out-of-the-way place for the computer so that it is less distracting. Plus, I made a new routine-schedule that includes turning it off while the kids are awake.
Healthier Cooking - more fruit, more whole grains, more homemade (less chips and store bought sweets), more salads and fresh veggies. And daily vitamins. This leads to another goal to achieve my goal weight by summer.
Regular Journaling, both as a personal habit as well as a spiritual one.
Dear reader - I am enjoying getting our home and family life organized again. I feel like I am more productive and in control of what happens during the day. I feel I must seize the moments I am given, not just float along like a kite on a string. And yet, another goal I made was to accept those things I cannot change, and not allow myself to grow anxious or frustrated. Because while we must seize the moments we are given, there are times when this is not in our control. It's in those moments that we learn what faith in God and His perfect plan is all about!
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